Robin Coulter


UConn EMBA in China 2013

Eighteen Executive MBA (EMBA) students from the UConn School of Business recently visited China as part of their Global Business Issues class.

Led by Professor Robin Coulter, EMBA academic director and Ackerman scholar, the group spent ten days in Beijing, the second largest city in China. They engaged with in-country business executives across multiple industries, becoming better versed in global business challenges and gaining first-hand experience in the dynamics of international business management.

Experiential learning is an important part of the UConn EMBA, which strives to develop truly global managers and thought leaders. For more than twenty years, the international study trip has enabled participants to experience firsthand how concepts and theories learned in the classroom are applied in the global arena.

Beijing is a modern metropolis full of vitality, together with a history of over 3,000 years. In addition to corporate visits, students were able to experience several historical wonders including the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall of China.

Trip Highlights

U.S. Embassy – EMBA students had the opportunity to meet with Andrew Billard, a Commercial Officer working for the U.S. Commercial Service in China. Billard talked with students about doing business in China and how the Commercial Service helps bring American goods and services to China. (Pictured: UConn EMBAs visiting the U.S. Embassy in China)

Great Wall – EMBA students had the chance to visit one of the greatest wonders of the world. The Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus. With a history of more than 2000 years, it is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance. »See photo

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Business Leadership Council and Macy’s Host “Suits2Shorts” Picnic

On Friday, May 3rd, the Business Leadership Council and Macy’s hosted “Suits2Shorts,” an end-of-year celebration to recognize the hard work and dedication of all UConn School of Business students during the 2012–2013 academic year. Students were recognized for their leadership and career development efforts throughout the year and were invited to put aside their business suits for the day in order to relax and enjoy the sunshine in their summer shorts. School of Business Dean John Elliott, along with Jim Lowe, Robin Coulter, Mo Hussein, Min Lin, Brandy Nelson and Seanice Austin all joined in the festivities to congratulate our students. Danica Porter, our sponsor from Macy’s, was a gracious hostess who asked nothing of the students except to enjoy the day. We look forward to partnering with Macy’s more in the future to support the synergies between School of Business students and the Macy’s / Bloomingdale’s Careers after College program.


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